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Republican Party’s Favorability Sinks to Record Low
National Review ^ | October 9, 2013 | Sterling Beard

Posted on 10/10/2013 6:33:11 AM PDT by Qbert

The Republican party has seen its favorability sink to 28 percent in this month’s Gallup poll, the lowest favorability rating measured for either party since the organization began polling on their approval in 1992.

The poll, conducted October 3 through October 6, finds that the GOP has dropped ten points in favorability from September. In addition, it’s viewed unfavorably by 62 percent of Americans. Independents also view the Democrats more favorably, 32 to 27 percent. However, self-identified Republicans are more than twice as likely to see their own party unfavorably (27 percent) than Democrats (13 percent).

Gallup says the results “may be consistent with the widely circulated narrative that the Republican Party is internally splintered on how best to handle the budgetary negotiations.”

Democrats have not been unscathed by the shutdown fight, either. Forty-nine percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of them and their favorability is down by four percentage points since last month. 


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: establishment; republicans
The left was trumpeting this new poll all night long yesterday (they desperately needed something to distract people from the new AP poll showing Barry with a 37% approval rating...). The leftists, of course, are celebrating this poll as evidence that they are "winning" the battle. The reality is much different: Combine Democrats who hate the Republican Party with Conservatives who are exasperated with the timidity of the GOP-e and its inability to communicate any sort of coherent message to the public... and you're bound to wind up with some nasty poll numbers.

The take away from all of this? Fight on...

1 posted on 10/10/2013 6:33:11 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Now is the time to stand. Make those progressive RINO’s LEAVE the party.

McCain
Graham
Cornyn
McConnell

Their days are numbered....


2 posted on 10/10/2013 6:36:53 AM PDT by Lucky9teen ("The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative." ~ Edward Abbey)
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To: Qbert

If you aren’t handing out free stuff paid for by the taxpayers, this is bound to happen.


3 posted on 10/10/2013 6:38:32 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: Qbert; Lakeshark; Servant of the Cross

The take away is that “approval polls” are schizophrenic measurements by definition. And when the approval is on a group instead of an individual person or individual issue, that schizophrenia is coupled with disqualifying generalization.

To wit: The GOP disapproval by some is that they are too “extreme” - and by others that they “do not fight hard enough.” Since those two are polar opposites, the poll is meaningless, or at least misleading.

Moreover, a lot of people who like their conservative Tea Party congressman or Senator will still say “disapprove” on a poll about the GOP in general, and still support THEIR Republican. This further erodes any usefulness of a poll like this.

It reminds me of how Bush Rove misread his approval numbers as they slid below 50. They assumed it was all because he was a “cowboy” and too conservative. So they ditched the cowboy and the conservatism - which of course pushed him into the high 20’s and low 30s on approvals - because a lot of people like cowboys and conservatism.

Rove to this day hasn’t a damned clue either......


4 posted on 10/10/2013 6:38:41 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Qbert

Barry’s not far behind


5 posted on 10/10/2013 6:39:03 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Qbert

I don’t care if it sinks to zero. The country’s dying a slow death anyway. Keep up the fight.


6 posted on 10/10/2013 6:40:05 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Qbert

I’m not buying it. Everyone I know is pissed at the Regime and RATs in DC. I don’t hear people linking the BS in DC to the Republican Party. I do hear a lot of outrage over DeathCare, Nazi Germany, the redo.


7 posted on 10/10/2013 6:40:54 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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8 posted on 10/10/2013 6:40:56 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Qbert

Sure the GOP popularity is at a record low. Its because of the damn “moderates” who at every turn are doing everything they can to deflate the efforts to defund Obamacare as well as giving aid and comfort to the enemy (Democrats). If someone asked me if I approved of the GOP (aka leadership) I’d be hard pressed to say yes. Every day they lower the bar for negotiations headed towards a point where we will get absolutely nothing for this effort.


9 posted on 10/10/2013 6:41:38 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: ScottinVA

New Republican Party Salute!!!

Its RINO hunting season!!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 10/10/2013 6:41:50 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Qbert

I agree with all you say. The only important poll is how many Americans want ObamaCare gone by what ever means available and will they support the people fighting for that. Fight on...


11 posted on 10/10/2013 6:41:50 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: Qbert

They hate Republicans, but the sheeptards will always have their Beloved.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/political_updates/daily_presidential_tracking_poll


12 posted on 10/10/2013 6:42:06 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Qbert

Bring back American jobs.

Now.


13 posted on 10/10/2013 6:42:20 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Lucky9teen

Don’t forget POS RINO Chris Christie.


14 posted on 10/10/2013 6:45:40 AM PDT by opres
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To: Qbert

Nobody said trying to do the right thing would be popular.


15 posted on 10/10/2013 6:46:12 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Qbert

bs


16 posted on 10/10/2013 6:46:13 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Bring back American jobs. Now.

Under this administration? Never happen.

17 posted on 10/10/2013 6:46:21 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Lucky9teen
These RINO's/progressives are the reason for Pubbies new low approvals. You're right...time to take a stand and get them out.

@NRSC
http://www.nrsc.org

18 posted on 10/10/2013 6:46:45 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Qbert

What was the Repubs latest demand in negotiations? That Congress live under Obamacare as well? And The twice unconstitutionally elected admitted foreign born Islamic communist Kenyan said NO, absolutely not?

Oh those evil Republicans! How DARE they demand subhuman pieces of pig vomit like Pelosi and Reid and all the rest of these bugs who rammed Obamacommiecare down the throats of the peasants live under commie care as well! Don’t we know who they are??

This is the communist propaganda machine posing as our fair and impartial medias fault, why the Repubs are being blamed like this. They refuse to tell the real story, so the low IQ-ers blame Repubs.


19 posted on 10/10/2013 6:49:45 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Sheesh.

If the Moon were found to be made of Blue Cheese, you’d demand that we bring back Blue Cheese manufacturing jobs.

We’ve heard you. Dozens of times. Find a relevant comment on the thread or, just post your usual post on your bathroom mirror and look at it every so often to feel better.


20 posted on 10/10/2013 6:52:39 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("So the minimum plan for obamacare is 100 bucks a month I like you Obama but nigga I'm broke")
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To: Uncle Miltie

Or we could start making things here.

Just saying.

We’ve been sending US jobs out of the country now for an entire generation.

BRING THEM BACK.


21 posted on 10/10/2013 6:54:29 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: ScottinVA

"They hate Republicans, but the sheeptards will always have their Beloved."

And why wouldn't the Democrat sheeple love Barry? He gives them what they want. His Department of "Justice" gets ruled against by the SCOTUS, and they simply say, "Guess what? We're not going to follow that law"... and the Dems roar with approval. Barry feels politically vulnerable on parts of his own Obamacare law... so he simply refuses to enforce it. He ignores the rule of law on DOMA, immigration, voter ID, etc.... and the left cheers him on.

There is no "Constitution" to the left; there is no rule of law. There is only the naked pursuit of power. Meanwhile, GOP-e members in the face of all of this are frightened of their own shadows.

22 posted on 10/10/2013 6:56:43 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

“Everyone I know is pissed at the Regime and RATs in DC.”

That’s a fact. Go to nearly any news website, left or right, and obuma is getting pounded in the comments section.

This poll is propaganda.


23 posted on 10/10/2013 6:58:52 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Qbert
However, self-identified Republicans are more than twice as likely to see their own party unfavorably (27 percent) than Democrats (13 percent).

To properly analyze and report on that information would require two things sorely lacking in the media; intelligence and honesty.

24 posted on 10/10/2013 7:00:21 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
The take away is that “approval polls” are schizophrenic measurements by definition. And when the approval is on a group instead of an individual person or individual issue, that schizophrenia is coupled with disqualifying generalization.

Very true and far too many people are either uneducated or willfully ignorant of what is really going on.

Moreover, a lot of people who like their conservative Tea Party congressman or Senator will still say “disapprove” on a poll about the GOP in general, and still support THEIR Republican. This further erodes any usefulness of a poll like this.

Spot on.
25 posted on 10/10/2013 7:01:10 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Qbert

As the Republicans align with conservatives they will see their approval numbers increase.


26 posted on 10/10/2013 7:03:15 AM PDT by Piranha (Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have - Saul Alinsky)
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To: ScottinVA

Bingo!


27 posted on 10/10/2013 7:03:21 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: popdonnelly

"Nobody said trying to do the right thing would be popular."

Yep. Scott Walker faced severe criticism in his battle against the public sector unions in WI; Reagan faced it in his fight against the Soviet Union (and squishy members of his own party). The adult-babies on the left will always throw their tantrums. In the end, we have to have faith and we must persevere.

28 posted on 10/10/2013 7:08:26 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

You are exactly right!


29 posted on 10/10/2013 7:13:57 AM PDT by pgkdan
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To: Piranha

“As the Republicans align with conservatives they will see their approval numbers increase.”

If they do, more like.

We all remember how the Klintstones obtained over 900 raw FBI files, and the Obuttpork regime is even more lawless than they were.

IMO, neither the stupid party nor the evil party will allow a candidate to win unless they have enough dirt on him to keep him in line.

That policy of only running dirty individuals has backfired on the stupid party, though, now that the unscrupulous evil party also has dirt on stupid party officials.

I think the RINOs are afraid to stand against the evil party because the evil party has videos of them sodomizing little boys, or something similarly loathsome.


30 posted on 10/10/2013 7:16:11 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Qbert
It is worth noting the media can't seem to find the polls about how many people are mad because they are may not get Obamacare. The media is trying to imply it with this, but people simply do not want Obamacare and it is obvious.

As far as winning, what matters about winning is what happens on the ground not in the media. This isn't a popularity contest; what matters is what gets passed and what doesn't. Winning isn't even determined in the next elections. Some of these use piles of wet cardboard that claim membership in the Republican party should have been around long enough to understand that winning is something determined in the long run, not some short run poll. Winning is determined by whether the next generation or their children still have any liberty left.

31 posted on 10/10/2013 7:26:37 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Well, you see, the LIV understand that the GOP is offering a “dirty bill”, while all the humble Dems want is a “clean bill”.

Those evil nasty conservatives and their “DIRTY” bills.


32 posted on 10/10/2013 7:31:15 AM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: Qbert

I blame john mccain.


33 posted on 10/10/2013 7:38:53 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Qbert

These polls do not sort out the people like me who does not approve of the Republican party but will never vote for a democrat. In all likelihood I will vote GOP.


34 posted on 10/10/2013 7:44:31 AM PDT by BRL
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To: Qbert

This poll was conducted in a 10 block areas in NYC and San Francisco. 14,329 Democrats, 27 Republicans, and 6 Independent voters were included.


35 posted on 10/10/2013 7:51:03 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
If you aren’t handing out free stuff paid for by the taxpayers, this is bound to happen.

Well, see, the Republicans are handing out free stuff paid for by the taxpayers, right along with the Democrats. But publicly, they pretend to be conservative. So, they don't even get the "credit" for the ways they're selling out the country. The Dems do. So, what are they left with? No principles AND no political benefit for their treason.

This is one of the thousand reasons they are known as "the stupid party."

36 posted on 10/10/2013 7:56:26 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Qbert

I’d rate them low, too. They’re doing a lousy job of telling the public what’s going on. There should be a bill in the hands of the Senate right now appropriating the money for making all necessary payments on Treasury bonds and the rest of the public debt. The GOP leadership should be going on all the news shows, talk shows, late night shows and telling people all about it. Examples of the bills passed in previous years that Democratic Congresses have killed should be publicized. They’ve got a golden opportunity here and they’re completely blowing it.


37 posted on 10/10/2013 8:10:32 AM PDT by RonF
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Rove predicting that Romney would win according to his polls. Polls are useless in predicting anything.


38 posted on 10/10/2013 8:38:43 AM PDT by YukonGreen
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To: YukonGreen
Rove predicting that Romney would win according to his polls. Polls are useless in predicting anything.

Well, a lot there. Certainly these "approval/non approval" polls are useless, or perhaps worse, 180 degrees misleading. As for Romney winning, he probably would now, because reality has uncovered Obama. The shame is that the Rove Romney GOPe campaign was too frightened and over consulted, and they refused to uncover Obama or even attempt to do so.

These Gestapo tactics have uncovered the man - who SHAZAM - is not just "a nice guy who is wrong" on policy. Mitt didn't have the cajones to say so.

39 posted on 10/10/2013 8:42:09 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Lucky9teen

The Republicans that see the GOP unfavorably now are those who see them as not having Conservative principles and capitilating to the democrats.


40 posted on 10/10/2013 8:55:45 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Lucky9teen
Now is the time to stand. Make those progressive RINO’s LEAVE the party.

I want them to leave the senate, pushed out with the imprint of an tea party candiates's boot on their....

No room for a "Spectre" turnover....
41 posted on 10/10/2013 8:59:29 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: Qbert

Truthfully, that number is meaningless. Who really cares what the voters think about the Republican Party NOW. In a few weeks tops this shutdown and debt limit dispute will be gone. Obamacare and its maleffects will remain. Let’s see how the voters feel next year when this horror has had a full six months to kick in.


42 posted on 10/10/2013 9:10:50 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: sergeantdave

—That’s a fact. Go to nearly any news website, left or right, and obuma is getting pounded in the comments section.—

Obviously you haven’t been to National Review lately. It’s like the HuffPo just moved in and set up shop there.


43 posted on 10/10/2013 12:44:35 PM PDT by JoeTheGeorgian
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